Delta 36-725 not tilting

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Forum topic by SiRiC posted 11-29-2020 04:55 PM 294 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-29-2020 04:55 PM

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Was trying to tilt my Delta 36-725 and had lots of difficulty as it was quite hard to turn. I sprayed some silicon on the threaded rod and that made a little difference but it got to 45.

When I was trying to bring it back to 90 however, it became extremely hard to turn around 85 and then I hear a bang. When I checked, the plate on the side that holds the threaded rod had pulled away from the tablesaw body and broken.

I have turned the saw upside down cleaned, oiled the rod and have jimmy-rigged the plate in an effort to get the saw back to 90 after which I will purchase and replace the rod mechanism. But I cannot get the mechanism to budge either way.

Should I be able to tilt the saw by hand from underneath? I have tried and it does not move at all.

Don’t live in the US so replacement parts will take a while to get to me.

Would appreciate any suggestions.


-- Measure twice...ummm.. i forget the rest!!

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#1 posted 11-29-2020 07:46 PM


So I took off the legs and the body and sprayed rust released on the trunnions. After a while got is moved and then applied silicon spray to the surfaces.

Seems good to go now.

-- Measure twice...ummm.. i forget the rest!!

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#2 posted 11-29-2020 10:04 PM

For future reference, the absolute best rust release I have seen was after spraying some Kroil on it. Yes it IS expensive, and worth every penny. Spray a problem child when you notice it, and just walk away. Next day the problem will be gone.

Sorry your saw broke. All that sawdust, especially softwood pulp gets crammed in gears, and then the sludge starts rusting, it can lock up pretty tight. Then again, probably not many saw owners go in like you ended up doing, to clean it out. If everyone did once a year, Kroil would go broke.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#3 posted 11-30-2020 08:36 PM

Thanks SteveN,

I think that my major problem was the downtime due to Covid. I have not really done any work since March and to be honest that should have been my cleanup and oil up time.

Now that I am getting some orders, been swamped with issues – router on CNC stopped due to brushes (didn’t have any spares and Dewalt dealer on the island did not have any in stock -had to jimmy rig some Hitachi brushes) then the CNC lost an axis due to a blown chip on a board; tablesaw issue and now have to change brushes on chop saw!!

When it rains it pours, but hey that’s life in the workshop!!

BTW, order for Kroil placed!!


-- Measure twice...ummm.. i forget the rest!!

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#4 posted 11-30-2020 08:58 PM

Around we call it jerry rigged, jimmy was just too dumb to fix anything.

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